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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 909   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fresh sour cherries (krieken) in two year old Lambiek. We use approximately 300 gr cherries for 1 liter Kriek. The second fermentation in the bottle is obtained through addition of a liqueur, made with beer and saccharose.
(Translated from the bottle by Martinus)


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2986) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & blankboy - courtesy of blankboy. 2003 vintage. Deep ruby red with a lovely pink head. Aroma - sour cherry, dark wood, aged vinegar - nice! Flavour - oh, yeah! Seriously puckering, but so good - sour cherries, balsamic vinegar, super dry wine. Mmmmmmm!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (7238) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2007
rbesg06, bottle at delirium, 2002 vintage. ruby red with a small, fluffy pink head. aroma of stale cherry froot loops. pretty sour, woody, some cider vinegar but balanced by some glace cherry sweetness

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2007 11-23-06. 2001 bottle. Clear ruby red body and lovely pink head; medium carbonation. Aroma of freshly picked dark cherries. Flavor is more of tart cherries, can’t get enough of this. Earthy, oak character; dry yet juicy. Very enjoyable and dignified beer for a quiet thanksgiving dinner.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (14479) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2007
Bottle. Nice acidic aroma. Hazy deep red colour. No head. The flavour is a little acidic with some mild/round notes. Quite earthy, ending on an acidic note. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2007
2004 bottle. Pours a mysterious dark hazy ruby, with a nice small creamy head. Aroma gives the typical cantillon brett/hessian bag character, probably stronger than their other beers, there was also quite a bit of oak and old dry cherry. Smooth, tart body... the cherry seems less present than the plain kriek, and it just tasted a little ’old’. Flavours were stronger in the finish, which showed plenty of musk, acid and a dry feel. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Tap @ Obriens. Ruby, thin pink head. Nose is cantillon funk, cherry pits, earthy oak. Flavor is sour cherry, acidic lemony/rind, deep earthy fruit. Yeast and trademark Cantillon. Nice but I don’t really love what Cantillon does with Krieks.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bartzilla (574) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Holy moly is this stuff sour! But, at the same time, incredibly delicious. I’m very glad I got to try this. Pungent cherry and beautiful to look at. Sour as all, get out. Tasted a little earthy as it warmed up, so get on it and drink it down quick-like. This will make the muscles in your neck tense up.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drewbeerme (3901) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2007 on tap at hopleaf. pours a cloudy ruby red with almost no head. a pretty complex sour cherry aroma. flavor is very crisp sourness with hints of cherries. the cherry flavor is amazing. very clean and ripe. i actually dont usually like the flavor of cherries but this beer accomplishes a wonderful balance of being very sour and tart with a great cherry finish. a wonderful brew.............................................. tap at maproom 5/29/07. this and dreadnaught had to fight for my love that night and i had dreadnaught first, but had 2 pours of this ’04 vintage. another stellar impression. cherry flavor is right on for me, nice sour kick, but rounded out acidity made this extremely drinkable. my favorite kiek by far.

3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 20/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2006
2001 Bottle: Probably a bit old by now, but here goes. SOUR!!!!! Wow! Pucker city. Lots of tart cherries. Not too complex.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle: Ruby cranberry colored, light head and lacing. Nose of ripe cherry, nice cinnamon and maltiness. Nice nose, clean bouqet, nice tart mouthfeel and finish. End balanced, zesty, good. A lot more balanced than their regular kriek, I could drink this one all night.


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